PRESS RELEASE: Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Feature Eyewitness to Nuremberg Trials in Germany
Hundreds of South Floridians will gather at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Dr. Howard Rosen, 91, an eyewitness to testimony at the Nuremberg Trials, will provide the keynote address at the event. A retired dentist and current resident of Aventura, Dr. Rosen was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Seventh Field Artillery Battalion stationed in Vilsek, Germany, and served as a liaison to the Nuremberg Trials from 1945 to 1946.
The Nuremberg Trials were a series of public military tribunals held by the Allied forces after World War II to prosecute prominent political and military leaders of Nazi Germany for war crimes. The first and best-known of these trials has been described as “the greatest trial in history.” These hearings and the resulting convictions of crimes against humanity received worldwide attention and led to the execution of some of Hitler’s top collaborators and closest confidants.
A multi-generational group — including Holocaust survivors, families and schoolchildren — will assemble at the Holocaust Memorial to observe this annual occasion with a solemn commemoration. The program will feature prayers, songs, a candle-lighting ceremony and other presentations, memorializing the men, women and children who died in the Holocaust and paying tribute to those who survived. The Children’s Choir of Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and cellist Jason Calloway will perform as part of the observance. The evening will conclude with a screening of the film Echoes of the Holocaust, featuring four Holocaust survivors who are Miami-Dade County residents, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial’s Chester Lecture Hall.
The Yom HaShoah observance is being presented by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, in partnership with a coalition of civic, cultural, educational and charitable organizations. It is supported by the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.
The Holocaust Memorial is located at 1933-45 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach. Free parking will be available south of the Memorial. In case of rain, the program will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.